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the role -- place, then pay down the road. >> republicans have pledged to repeal the overhaul, or use legislative maneuvers to start the program of funding. the administration believes that strategy will backfire since it will mean taking benefits away from consumers. >> a potential vote to repeal the military's the don't ask, don't tell policy fell short of the 60 votes needed by the democrats to open the debate. harry reid says it was a procedural tactic, and he could revive the bill at a later date. the defense authorization bill includes a provision that would repeal a ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the military. it was the largest egg recall ever in the u.s., and owners of the of the farm said they were horrified. we are in washington with details. >> today, the owners of two ohio egg -- i gowalla egg and egg farms will explain house, not infected. -- salmonella infected. >> they had no new or power and -- have men were piles. it allowed iraq to enter the facilities. -- >> we changed -- we tend to change a food-borne disease after it occurs. >> the form has been in tr
and otis place in columbia heights. kristin fisher is there live to tell us exactly what's going on. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning, andrea. how would you feel if all of the stuff you have been collected in your home has been spread out for everybody to see. we have a lamp and furniture. cooking utensils over here. vacuum cleaner and this stuff here we have a notebook and clothing and this is not just centralized in one location. walk with me over here. i'll show you what i'm talking about. this is 11th street. all of this stuff is spread out down 11th street for two city blocks. it's just a massive amount of stuff and it's piled up in some places about four or five feet high. now all of this stuff belongs to a woman named eloise diaz. she's 50 years old principle venezuela and she says she was evicted from her home. all of her stuff was evicted from her house onto this street. the city trucks are coming to pick it up and take it to the dump later this morning and i asked her this morning what do you think about all of this? this is happening to people all over the coun
sent to us from the leesburg area of the hail. we did have hail, three- quarters of an inch, even an inch, and that's what pretty much dictated the severe thunderstorm warnings. you can see all the white around the dog. that's a pretty good patch of hail. three-quarters of an inch -- or not three-quarters of an inch of hail but the size of the hail was three-quarters of an inch. fairfax county, parts of montgomery county getting some very strong storms. you can see back to the north of us up into western sections of pennsylvania, northern central pennsylvania, all of us firing up ahead of a frontal system. i think the front will get close enough to us tonight that we still have to at least include a chance for some showers, even some thunderstorms, and that will go until about midnight or so. technically we are under a severe thunderstorm watch. that's everybody under a severe thunderstorm watch until 10:00 tonight. maybe canceled earlier, portions, but not yet. but right now no active severe thunderstorm warnings for us here surrounding d.c. so we'll keep a very close eye on it.
because of the distracted drivers. >> we couldn't believe that our daughter was taken from us because someone was textinging. >> in a moment your intoir life can consider entire life can change. >> here in maryland, texting is illegal while driver, and starting in november, there will be no use of cell phones while driving. >> a program that provides certification, training, it will help all marylands out during a disaster. >> if you pick up the phone and call 911, we will be there in 10 mirchs, but if -- minutes, but if it is a widespread disaster, it is going to take longer for us to get there. we want to help you get prepared. >> you can register by calling the baltimore county volunteers by calling the number there on your screen. >> final call of $28,500,000. >> just like that, the townsend comments were sold and bought by who? we don't know. this is supposed to be the future of the comments. >> this is supposed to be a transaction -- a private transaction, and we respect that you would want to know, but it is supposed to be a private transaction. >> some say that cap-mark bought
community service at the spca shelter. roosevelt leftwich joins us with with more. >> reporter: police say darrell chambers beat a little dog to death after it bit his wife. it would have been a chance to make amends, the spca says he can make amends somewhere else. the dog was beaten badly with a plastic pipe the police report says. police arrested 48-year-old derrick chambers after an anonymous 911 caller said they saw chambers hitting the dog, stuffing in him a plastic bag and throwing him in the struck. they found the dog near death and took it to the shelter where it had to be euthanized. chambers was sentenced toa '50 hours of community service at the maryland spca. >> we would never recommend that a child molester do community service with the boy scouts and we should never recommend that a person charged with animal abuse do community service with animals. there's just too much risk of harm. in this case, we believe given the severity of the crime, that this perpetrator should be punished. >> reporter: griffin is a member of the animal abuse task force that was set up to keep an ey
of a man from our area. brendan, a former silver spring resident, was one of ne u.s. military officials killed in the crash. he graduated from the naval academy in 2004 where he played lacrosse. he also played footballand baseball for dematha in hyattsville before grad waiting there in 1999. official have not disclosed the helicopter's mission. no word t on the cause of the crash either. >>> more detail about a tragic accident that kill a cyclist in prince george's county a woman riding her bike was run over by an suv early sunday morning. it happened at the intersection of landover road and campus way in largo near prince george's community college. pat collin is live at the scene with developments. >> reporter: in this case, answers lead to more questions. how can you drive an suv, hit a woman on a bicycle, have the bicycle wedgedeneath that vehicle, keep on driving and not know you hit someone until you get home? >> the closer that i got, the more that i noticed, i was like, oh, wow. it is a body laying in the road. as soon as i realized it was a body, i also noticed the suv. >> repo
could use it. let's check in with julie wright. she has a look at traffic. >> as long as it doesn't happen during rush hour. we have to be specific with mother nature. only certain hours, certain times of the day and certain days of the week. >> you will find the lanes are open. overnight roadwork picked up off of 270 as you travel southbound merging off of 124 onto 270. that is running smoothly now leaving msmght va and continuing out to the lane divide -- that is running smoothly now leaving mva and continuing out to the lane divide. overnight roadwork if the hot lanes as you travel between 66 and tyson's now cleared. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >>> new this morning, tons of belongings just dumped out on the street. >> a d.c. woman is being kicked out of her home for allegedly not paying her bills. matt ackland join us live with the details on this one. >> reporter: good morning. eloise diaz, this is all of her stuff. as you were saying, yesterday, shefers kicked oust her home, evicted. she lost her job. take a look. it is just stuff all up and down here. here
is very happy with the response of thee3 and this is an opportunity for us to look at what systems aar in plaae nd make sure that god forbid a situation like this happens again, we would be best preeared. have meetings every quarter to address security at majoo institutions. >> and earlier today, baltimore police searched the home of the man that shot the hookins doctor, his own mother. -hen himself. jeaa davis and her son paul, livvd in this arlington virginia home. police are looking for clues ú%out his meetal state leading up to the shootinn. >> an east baltimore neighborhood fightiig back tonight against drug dealers accused of taking verra playground. keith daniels is standdng by live at he park where local churches and city hall have all joined in the city clean up effort. keiih? >>well, jeff, live on aiken street at lafayette avenue, a spot looking more like a play ground. ú%ke a look behind me over here. it is another kind of game happening heee at this hour in a place where they say, that the drug game dominated the court. it is children and the playground tonight. part o
. welcome back. i am stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thank you for joining us this morning. let's check the weather and traffic. >> summer does not want to go away. the next three days, the temperature will be way above average. maybe near 90 in some places. today is the last day of summer, ironically. it will feel like summertime is hanging on. yesterday at this time we were in the 40's and low 50's. we were talking about taking jackets. 63 right now at the airport. we're shooting for a high temperature of 86 this afternoon. there is a possibility of some showers or thunderstorms after 3:00 p.m. most of the day will be dry. we will flip to the other direction by the beginning of next week. you'll feel fall by then. >> we are watching one thing on the west side. there is some police activity just passed frederick road. we will let you know if any lanes are closed. speed sensors on southbound 95 is coming in at 55 miles per hour. problem-free on the north and west side. the j.f.x. and harrisburg expressway look good. mount vernon was closed in both directions at st. paul. a quick
candidates are now using the media to get their message across. >> it's very encouraging. we've been making a lot of tough decisions over the last four years to move our state forward. >> reporter: ehrlich says voters are not paying attention to attack ads. >> there's a lot of difference between fees and taxes. >> if it comes out of my pocket it's a tax. >> reporter: maybe we now know why we have such a budget issue -- in annapolis since the governor doesn't understand the difference between the two. >> reporter: but now the governor is the person being attacked. >> martin o' malley, highs taxes, fewer jobs. >> reporter: but o' malley says under him the state is moving in the right direction. >> we can't move back. >> politics is a contact sport. these guys are going to be going after each other tooth and nail over the next months. because it's a robo poll, because it doesn't do the type of screening to ensure representativeness, that it will often if not always favor the republican. now if that's the case with this particular poll, it's even better news for o' malley. >> reporter: o' malle
think you just jinxed us. >> i probably did. >> in problems reported on the beltway at the wilson bridge. that is in good shape. headed into the northeast washington, bw parkway and 50 also quiet this morning. but on 95, we are wrapping up this accident that occurred on the southbound side of the occoquan. that is in the propose she was being cleared. now, the pace is restored as you continue on the southbound side but northbound, that is where we have the heavy volume. before delays from dale see headed up towards the occoquan. we had slow traffic in the express lanes leaving the prince william parkway. westbound i-70 at 94 and woodbine we have reports of the tractor-trailer possibly overturned. i-70 at 94 shut down until further notice because of this crash. southbound 270 busy on the top side. we have delays approaching and passing 109. no incidents to report leaving germantown to the split. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >>> new this morning, we're taking a look at live pictures right now from a d.c. neighborhood where one woman has been kicked out of her home and is n
sunrise. but we missed the first sliver. >> thanks for being with us. let's get straight to tony perkins. >> a fine start to the day. good morning to you, good morning, allison and everybody. it is going to be a hot day today. let's look at the current temperatures around the region. 68 right now in the nation's capital. 62 in baltimore. dulles is at 64. patuxent naval air station is at 70. frederick, maryland is at 59 degrees. here is a look at the satellite radar. as you saw from the live shot, skies are mostly clear. bright sunshine traveling east. that may slow you down because of the sun. out to the north and west there is some rainfall across the great lakes, northwestern portions of ohio and through indiana. and some of that could make it through here tonight so we could see some rainfall. so your day planner looks like this: hot and increased humidity. a high today around 90 degrees. yes, 90 degrees. that's a look at the weather. we have more coming up. right now let's go to julie wright. >>> starting off with the screw in sky fox. they are hovering above the accident involving
the president's team was torn apart over the u.s. strategy in afghanistan. so, is this a white house divided? >>> sexting outrage, three women accuse a wisconsin district attorney sending them sexually charged text messages yet he remains in office. we'll speak with one of the women at the center of the growing controversy. >>> and gearing up. mel gibson's former girlfriend hires a dream team of attorneys in her fight against embattled star. but new e-mails reveal a bizarre new twist, early this wednesday but new e-mails reveal a bizarre new twist, early this wednesday morning, september 22nd, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> good wednesday morning, everybody. enjoy your last few hours of summer before fall officially begins tonight. i'm maggie rodriguez. >> i'm harry smith. i guess we'll also have paris, at least paris to talk about anyway. she famously pled her cocaine charges in las vegas recently, gets on a plane, decided to go to japan and she's met by the authorities in japan with sort of a maybe not. maybe you should go home. we'll have that story coming up in a bit. we begin this m
of what really might have happened. >>> good evening. since 9/11, all of us in america have lived with the prospect of another terrorist attack. and today, top counterterrorism officials appear before congress with a warning. they said the danger is as grave as it has been since september 11th, nine years ago, and they said al qaeda has new ways of recruiting people inside this country. pierre thomas followed all the testimony today and joins us now. >> reporter: diane, we watched what these intelligence officials have to say very closely. and i can tell you, their tone today was especially stark. >> the past year has noted the most significant developments in terrorism since 9/11. >> reporter: in the last 18 months or so, at least 63 americans have been arrested or convicted of terrorism charges. >> that's an astoundingly high number. >> we have seen a dramatic spike. do you believe this is an aberration or is this likely to continue? >> caution would dictate that we assume it is not an aberration. >> reporter: the washiwarning w blunt. the threat from within here at home is grow
's county where prosecutors revealed in court today that dna is linked to the murder weapon used to kill trooper wesley brown in june. 27-year-old cyril cornelius williams is the man investigators believe killed wesley brian june 11th outside of an applebys where brown was working security. today prosecutors revealed they have dna evidence recovered from the handgun they believe was used to gun down the trooper. >> dna was recovered. we haven't publicly released the results of that yet. >> reporter: dna is important because it's among the short list of requirements to bring a death penalty case in maryland. prosecutor glenn ivey says the death penalty has not been ruled out in the trooper brown murder. the suspect, cyril williams, is the man seen in security video being ejected from the restaurant by brown, according to investigators. william as allegedly returned with an acquaintance to the restaurant with a pistol and gun downed the moonlighting trooper outside. >>> i'm armando trull in riverdale, maryland. 11 years ago brend on loony without been out here playing football with his oth
: found a possible hoarding situation. courtney robinson is live along 11th street to tell us about it. >> israa to looked at. we want you to see exactly what we are talking about. these odd belongings of -- these are the belongings of eloisa diaz. she was evicted. they came and took out olivehurst stuff. she's concerned people will take things. she has dealt with that at least once overnight. she says that she cannot pick out from all of this what is most important because if she says every item is important. her intention for keeping all of this was to help her family in venezuela. she says she worked hard to collect all these things to have them dump on the street. >> i've worked hard years to collect things to send them to my country. >> we went through a situation with the blizzard and. help thenre's no either. >> councilman jim graeme brought over two pickup trucks. she was able to put some items in there for temporary storage. she says that is not good enough. we will see dump trucks if this stuff is not moved. it is impossible to move all of these things. >> keep us posted. >>>
news. >> the state board of elections is investigating allegations that a candidate used a fake name. rebecca lynn nelson is running as a democrat. she said she did what she was told to do. she filled out a form saying they printer rebecca weir nelson rather than her real name. david collins wanted to know more. >> you were banking on the family's name recognition. >> no, i'm banking on the fact that people know my family's character and that we are conservative and that we're concerned about the environment. >> the state is investigating formal complaints that she did not provide written statements, two, two that she was known in the economy as rebecca weir nelson. we will have more on our website. just click on local news. this man was reportedly ordered to volunteer at an animal shelter after being charged with animal abuse. he is accused of beating a dog with a pipe. the dog was severely injured and eventually euthanized. prosecutors said he needed to perform 50 hours of community service. the spca is upset and admits there were never consulted about the recommendation. >> maryla
of summer. meteorologist steve feetig isú here to fill us in. >> ou llke fall, i'm sad to see %-i'm ready. >> it's one the hottest. >> for some people it's going to be welcomed relief. it's going to be a warmer day todayythan it was yesterday. we're going in the opposite diiection, pptrice. look at the temperature riggt now. we saw yesterday, talkinn bout temperatures in the upper 40s and low 50s in many locations. we were in the low 60s downtown. now we're in the low to mid-60s throughout state. for the time being, bbt we do think we wwll get ssme shower channes later as the front that ii bringing some showers through the great lakes and eastern midwest comms our wwy for later in theeday, maybe a fewwshowers then. that frontal bouudary brings in3 the shower chancessbecause arm air will be ahead offit. it will be providinggus a little bit of lift, and with it shower chances for later afternoon and sunny start to the day, and clouds llter, thundeestorms, near 90 not just today but through tomorrow, ann monday as -ell. tonight but also saturday into sunday. more on that cominn up in a few
the district. this is the hail it produced. this is pretty good sized hail and this is sent to us from chris stern from leesberg, virginia. and we need a pair of eyes so log on to our website, wusa9.com and send us a storm report if you would. so for tonight, severe thunderstorm watch until 10:00. some severe storms and some heavy. partly cloudy and mild, and temperatures 64-72 and we'll put the watches up at the bottom of the screen shortly. >> thank you, topper. >>> now to a tragic scene in lorton, virginia as a fire takes the life of a mother and two of her children. peggy fox joins us to explain how the woman's three other children made it out alive. >> reporter: well neighbors say this mother did everything she could to save her children. with flames all around her, she got her two oldest children out of a two story window and dropped her baby into the arms of a friend but that fire moved too fast to save her two other children or herself. >> it was just black smoke and you couldn't see anything in the house. >> reporter: huge flames and thick smoke poured from their neighbor's home, a
joins us with the numbers. >> reporter: next week the baltimore city health department will begin the series of community meetings on avoiding bedbugs. the number of reported cases has multiplied by size since just last year. >> most of us heard that old childhood saying "don't let the bedbugs bite" and fortunately they never did. but that's changing. the blood sucking reddish insects have found more and more homes in baltimore city, 446 to be exact, in 2010. that's up from 83 last year. they leave behind red marks on the skin. to combat the problem the city will hold a series of public meetings starting with the question"what are bedbugs?" >> i don't really know. i guess really freey. >> reporter: they are curious about the creatures after they turned up in a library, they fume gaited all branches in the system after they were tucked inside a book. material from the book drop and carts from the building's circulation room have been locked inside a truck parked outdoors so the sun can bake the bugs. >> immediately bagged up all the materials that were in any proximity to that book
and afghanistan. it's a tactic that out raged republicans. it's a blatant ploy that's used to galvanize the other sigh. >> reporter: democrats were counting on the support of moderate supporters like this senator. she sided with her party on the procedural vote. >> reporter: with the democrats likely to lose seats, this could have been their best shot for a while in overturning don't ask, don't tell. >> reporter: leaders say that the repeal should wait until the study comes out in december. >> i don't know what the impact will be. >> and for this man, change can't come soon enough, he was thrown out of the air force for being gay. >> you look for it and regroup. that's what people will be doing. >> reporter: he hopes that the democrats bring thish issue up again. >>> an estimated 13 to 14,000 service members have been discharged from the military for being guy since the policy took effect in '93. >>> the towson common have been sold for $28 million. it currently houses a movie theater and a sushi restaurant. >>> the 2014 lacrosse championship will be at baltimore. m&t bank stadium will host the c
struck and killed by a care in belair over the weekend. abc 2 news jeff hager has the story for us about the service ntremont joey ntremont. >> reporter: with some of his football teammates serving a pall bearers, the team led the hearse and hundreds of friends, family members and fellow students from the mount christian church in japa up the hill to his final resting place. impressing in live, joey ntremont joey dntremont's funeral was nothing else. and friends like sam that simmons know why. >> he just loved his family and he's just a family person. he was a friend to everyone. even if you were friends with him or not, you can't help but love joey. >> reporter: it's a sent menlt echo -- sentiment echoed by his coach. >> some of the kids had second doubts about playing, he would encourage them to stick with it. >> reporter: during the funeral service a song joey composed himself brought tears to many. and joey's grandfather, florida minister sherman stevens tried to put his death into perspective. >> there are many things this this world worse than having a son in heaven. >> reporter: w
, a former silver spring resident was reportedly one of nine u.s. military officials killed in that crash. looney graduated from the naval academy back in 2004 where he played lacrosse. he also played football and baseball in hyattsville before graduating in 1999. officials have not disclosed the helicopter's mission. the cause of the crash is still unclear as well. >>> even as president obama was sending thousands of troop to afghanistan, he was determin to find a way out. that's just one of the disclosures in the new book out about the white house written by one of the nation's most prominent investigative journalists. stev handelsman has our report. >> reporter: an exit strategy. that was president obama's demands according to bob woodward's new book about afghanistan. it was last year the afghan war going poorly, the president rushed in 20,000 troops. then set out to change strategies. setting off a battle inside his administration. joint chiefs chairman mike mullen and gneral david petraeus wanted 40,000 more forces. vice president biden opposed any increase. the obama compromise was
parties with the midterms fast approaching. >> michelle obama will use her popularity and influence in six state where is democratic candidates are in trouble. this as lisa murkowski is being accused of trying to split up the republican party in alaska by starting a write-in campaign for her senate seat. we're going to have more on all of this coming up in just a couple of minutes. >>> talking about controversy, that custody battle between mel gibson and his estranged girlfriend. the actor apologized for his behavior in those intimate phone conversations. so why is so much of their dirty laundry being aired so publicly and is oksana behind it all? this morning their attorneys speak out in an exclusive live interview. >>> and that british girl who just won the title of america's perfect teen. how do her fellow contestants feel about that? we're going to talk to her when she joining us from wales in a live interview. >> reporter: the president can be particularly effective raising money for democrats and he'll do that again "today," but democrats will now pass the popularity of the first lad
, the first to go on "dancing with the stars." we'll tell us what he thinks of the decision, live. >>> and good morning, everyone. did you lose your voice cheering for the hoff last night? >> the only way it could go. i don't know it is. the back-to-school cold crept up on me. i apologize. >>> we have a big story. >> a huge story. >> bob woodward's book, a bombshell. infights over sending thousa nds of troops. the president pushing hard against the chairman of the chief of staffs, mike mullen. against general petraeus. the top security adviser, jim jones, reportedly referred to his aides as water bugs, the mafia. he says the cia has set up a 3,000-man paramilitary force, a secret force, that fights the taliban in afghanistan and pakistan. >> all this comes as another top economic aide is set to leave the white house. we'll have more on the white house shakeup ahead. >>> and also this morning, it's been a political flash point this year. we're talking about islam, with the proposed mosque near ground zero. we begin an in-depth series. and we kick that off our next half hour. >>> we
. and althrow taliban forces claimed to have shot down that black hawk helicopter, the u.s. defense officials said the crash appears to be the result of an know. of the 12 people on board, two other americans and one afghan did survive. >> jane watrel, thanyou. >>> we've had some severe storms in the area this afternoon. they seem to be settling down. doug kammerer joins with us the latest. >> settling down in a big way. that's the good news. earlier today we did see a strong to severe thunderstorm making its way through loudoun county into montgomery and rthern fairfax county. for the most part, those storms are gone. the only storm we have are down into spotsylvania county andot even storm here. they were severe into part of orange county but since they've moved to the east, they are dying down. we still have a severe thunderstorm watch that is in effect for the entire area until 10:00 tonight. so there are still a few more storms upstream well to the north and west of the area. when i come back, i'll show what you i think those storm will be doing overnight. right now at 90 degrees. 90 in
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family. >> courtney robinson live in northwest. keep us posted. >>> following a developing story this morning about a violent crime in the district that has left one man dead and two others wounded. three separate shootings in the district. at 8:00 last night a man was killed at 7 avenue near ninth street se. two shootings left two men wounded. no arrests. >>> police are investigating a murder mystery at the greenbelt apartment complex. neighbors found the woman's body yesterday afternoon of outside her apartment on greenbelt road. the woman was assaulted and left to die on the stairwell. the neighbors knew the woman as jackie. they don't allow motives and robbery does not appear to be the motive. -- they don't know a motive. >>> vincent gray and schools chancellor michelle rhee will sit down tomorrow at the wilson building. during the primary, vincent gray kept quiet on whether he would keep michelle rhee in her post. >>> a major setback for efforts to end the military posts in "don't ask, don't tell" policy. >> yeas are 56, the nays are 43. the motion is not agreed to. >> senat
that there are people like us who need it. >> many americans remain split over the law. a new poll shows a light 30% of those surveyed favored while 40% are opposed. a divided debate likely to intensify as the midterm elections approach. >> the baltimore city budget has taken a beating but that did not stop the city official from a pricey renovation of his office at taxpayer expense. this is the office of the director of public works, complete with a zebra stripes rug, a pedestal stint at a 12 footer dollars desk chair -- pedestal sink. david scott was the public works director at time and a member of the sheila dixon capita. the total cost was more than $27,000. on the director has now found other uses for the furniture. >> baltimore city police are looking for those behind a string of armed robberies in side the -- inside the mondawmin mall. >> these have hit several sources inside mondawmin mall over the summer. they're all armed robberies but please to not leave their all connected. a string of armed robberies over the summer has police searching for suspects. six holdups were at stores. >> the
woodward has written a new book about the obama administration. rebecca cooper joins us with more on that. >> he did in previous administrations and once again he manages to gain the alternate access, interviewing the president himself and top advisers. but the white house is dismissing the book prosper trail of backstabbing over afghanistan. the headlines paint a picture of the president surrounded by infighting. they paint a picture of a decisive commander in chief comfortable making the call on military strategy. >> as additional troops will allow us to hand over forces. >> key advisers described the president has boxed in by his generals. the president agreed but insisted on a firmer exit strategy. the president's key envoy deemed the surge strategy destined to failure. joe biden called holbrook egotistical. many describe these differences as a healthy debate the president has when making key decisions. white house officials made clear joe biden's description of richard holbrooke was followed by the comment that he was the right person for the job. officials insist no one has time to
with animals. der being valcourt is -- derek valcourt is following the controversy for us. >> the defendant claims he beat his small dog after it bit his wife in the hand. but today, it's the judge's sentence for the punishment that many are calling doggone ridiculous. >> reporter: too graphic, so we blurred the image of this 4- year-old miniature pincher beaten to death by derrick chambers. in august, chambers was charged with several counts of animal cruelty, after crews found the dog tied up in a garbage bag in the bed of the truck. >> this was a case we thought called out for punishment. >> reporter: the head of the task force was upset to learn that this week, a city judge agreed to the defense request to drop the case if chambers performed 50 hours of community service, volunteering at the maryland spca. the stunned head of the spca says no way. >> it is our job to protect animals. so this volunteer service will be denied. >> we were just incredibly frustrated that the state attorney's office chose not to prosecute a case where there was just overwhelming evidence to convict the perpe
product available today that women tell us works for them. >> reporter: women's sexual dysfunction is not quite as easy to rep dim as men's. there can be several problem airs like pain, desire and satisfaction. >> women are much more complex than men. we experience or sexuality in a context and men are much better at putting the blinders on. when they get the blood flowing, they can forget about everything else on their mind in most cases. women find it much harder to do that. >> reporter: zestra is a cosmetic, not a drug like viagra. still, its makers have run two clinical trials suggesting it is 70% effective. so, why isn't it a household name? you'd think the ads would be up there with the people in the bathtubs. >> there does seem to be, at least on part of some of the networks, a real sense of squeamishness about the topics. >> reporter: what is behind the push back? >> they tell us they don't do this category and what we heard that means, because clearly they are doing that, is -- >> reporter: with viagra -- >> yes. there is some concern they'll get push back, there will be s
. there was one group, this was the group we took down, they were using fake weapons. >> police have issued warrants but are searching for suspects in the other robberies and have little to no description or surveillance video to go on. that is disconcerting to shoppers at the mall. >> i shop here and my family shops here. we might go in shopping monday and it could happen while we are there. >> we should have more police protection in the area so patrons will not feel insecure. >> the police department is doing just that in the wake of this string of robberies. >> he robbery unit will work with the store and we will make sure they're using hidden cameras. you will see a heavy presence of plainclothes officers at the mall as well as private security forces. >> officials said eight -- said that a statement saying the safety and well-being of our shoppers and retailers is our top concern. the mall continues to work with police to provide a safe and secure environment for shoppers and merchants. police are reminding people in the area to be vigilant and report anything suspicious. >> more test
the home searching for the -- trying to figure out how this fire started. they do not have a call us at this point. they do not suspect foul play. >>> what a terrible situation. the identities of the woman and her children have not been released. the children ranged in age between two months and eight- years old. >>> street racing might be the reason for a car crash. it happened on a powder mill road in beltsville. suzanne kennedy has the details. >> all three people involved were taken to the hospital after two teenagers decided to race. the accident shown here from newschopper 7 happened during the school day. authorities say two of those involved were 17-years old. by dismissal time this afternoon students were talking about their classmates accident which involved racing. >> being 17, you should have better things to do. >> the crash took place in the 3100 block of powder mill road. >> apparently he was trying to make the courage and he lost control of the vehicle -- was trying to make the curve. they car traveling southbound ended up striking him. >> a driver was trapped for 10
a front approaching us to the northwest. and yes, we have thunderstorms that are popping up. severe thunderstorm warning in effect for york county. and around the rockville area. that's going to move pretty much due east into northern p.g. county and southern howard county shortly. another north of libertytown. and probably moving into northern carroll county, very shortly. a big batch across northern p.a. most of it north of the baltimore metro area. and you folks looked like you would probably be in for some of those storms in the next hour or two. there is a watch over the entire region, with the exception of far, far western maryland. we have a severe thunderstorm warning as i mentioned. it just expired for loudoun county and fairfax, virginia. could be a couple of warm days headed our way. >> all right, bob. thank you. >>> the other big story wjz is following today. eggs tainted with salmonella. the owner of an iowa egg farm is in the hot seat on capitol hill. lawmakers also heard from people who got sick during the outbreak during this summer. >> reporter: this 77-year-old col
. >> reporter: people outside the mall today say it is a concern, especially since guns were used in some of those holdups. >> it does bother me. because i come out here with my daughter. so i'm kind of standoffish now. >> the mall says it continues to work closely with western district police to provide a safe environment for its shoppers and merchants. as well as policemen patrolling the center. police believe there are three separate groups committing the crimes. >> two of the suspect groups displayed false weapons. another group pretends to buy a watch and pulls out a handgun. >>> police identified two suspects so far and are searching for them. this woman says she was a victim just outside the mall. >> my pocketbook was snatched right here. they have a police station right here. and it happened right at this bus stop. >> reporter: in west baltimore, suzanne collins, wjz eyewitness news. >> now, police say they want to stress, despite these mondawmin holdups, commercial robberies are down in the city. >>> captain mike perry with more. >> reporter: it wasn't clear initially what firef
that our daughter was taken from us because of someone who was texting. >> we want you to shut your cell phone off. in three or four seconds your entire life can change. >> here in maryland, it's illegal to text while driving. and starting in november, you will not be able to use cell phones. >> in georgia, two men filed a lawsuit against eddie long, the bishop, and they say he abused the spiritual authority to seduce them with cars, money, jewelry, international and national trips, celebrities, and this then turned in to a sexual abuse. >> an ohio man pulled a series of stunts in a gorilla costume, and he may end up in prison for his prank. this man hit the road in a monkey suit, and there were many complaints that someone was in a gorilla suit on an at -- v. he faces 6 months in jail and a $1,000 fine. >> the phillies, steve carlton. monday night, a fan in a red body suit ran through the field, diaz tripped him up, and the 17 year old spent the night in juvenile detention and was picked up by his parents yesterday. >> the crowd roared as brutus buck eye was taken down by rufus the bob
, the 100 foot hole is used to bypass the solution from going into the water. the result was oily waste going into the water. >> the challenge was, what do we do with the excess oil and pollution that is gathered on the ship's going across our oceans, tens of thousands of ships every year? often, too often, they and that the dumping of sludge into the ocean. >> in this instance, the crew members passed a note to authorities in the coast guard. >> the note to said it was to notify as of discharge between a member in december of 2009. -- between november and december of 2009. >> crewmembers were instructed to cover it and to lie to the coast guard. the company was ordered to pay penalty. $750,000 of it will be used to clean up chesapeake bay. the crew member will receive $500,000. >> the company is registered in panama, but primarily does business in greece. it was also caught for dumping waste in 2007. washington and louisiana were part of the investigation and will receive portions of the penalty money. it is hard to say where it occurred because part of the crime was to conceal where i
know here. >> reporter: he was among the nine u.s. troops killed in tuesday's helicopter crash in southern afghanistan. >> when i first heard about it, my stomach got sick. i couldn't believe it. he had called our trainer wendy north and he was coming home shortly and he was going to come to our football game on october 2nd. >> reporter: and the reason he wanted to come back on october 2nd is because he wanted to meet with the young men you see behind me. he wanted to talk to them about the importance of leadership, the importance of honor and courage. he will not be able to do that, but now his life will stand as a testament to what a hero is all about. reporting live, i'm armando trull, back to you. >>> are you feeling lucky? well maryland's first slots casino is on track to open by the end of the month. a company called pen national gaming said it is working to open a 1500 machine casino in perryville on september 30th. now perryville is 70 miles from the d.c. beltway. and by the way, a trial run casino night for charity is scheduled for this weekend. >>> a man accused of b
, it's the chance for a shower or a thunderstorm. and the storm prediction center put us at a risk for a severe storm. it will be a close call. we have a chance for a shower and thunderstorm. that front gets out of here and here's the next one. while it does, the temperatures will sore. then, the front comes through saturday. there's a chance for a shower with it. it gets knocked off to the south and it will bring the heat back with it. out on the water, this is meandering around. it's going to turn around to the northwest and winds are at 46 miles per hour. you have to highlight this, it could be the next organized tropical storm system. and it's matthew and we'll keep you updated on that one. small craft advisory for our water. today, the forecast is going up to 88 degrees and a chance for a late shower or thunderstorm. tonight, going down to 67, it will be a warm one and tomorrow, up to 90 degrees and it listen a muggy afternoon. we're in the 90s again and the next few days will be hot ones. >> muggy for autumn. and don't forget, it's the raven's home opener. you can catch the g
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